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    Winter hang report: 4-layer IX UQ

    Made a roadtrip up to PA to spend Thanksgiving with family, and came prepared to get a few nights outside. The forecast called for a low of 28 at night, so before it got dark, I set up camp back in the woods along a small but wonderful sounding stream.
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    I didn't actually go to bed until after 10pm, and it was 32.5 on the back porch, with heavy frost already on the cars. The hammock warmed up quickly after I got in it, and once I got nestled in, felt pretty comfortable between my down TQ & IX UQ. I figured 4-layers of IX should be good to around freezing, and anything below that would be a bonus.

    Well, it's definitely good to freezing, and was cool but still comfortable down to at least
    the 22 I awoke to this morning! My butt and back were cool, but not uncomfortably so, although if I had a pad with me, I would have used it.

    I realize everyone's got their own limits and levels of comfort, but thought this info might help someone who's curious about IX.

    Happy holidays & happy hangin!

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    Posted from my phone, sorry bout the pics. Will fix when I can get to the computer.

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    Just out of curiosity, how much does the four layer weigh? I am not typically concerned with weight, I am just interested in comparing it to the weight of the cottage industry made underquilts. Also, how bulky is it? Keep in mind this is coming from a girl using a Big Agnes synthetic bag and 3/4 self inflating pad both of which a bit on the bulky side.
    "Mother Gue", I says "the Rocky Mountains is the marrow of the world," and by God, I was right. Keep your nose in the wind and your eye along the skyline.

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    Thanks Klaussinator,

    I'm going backpacking this next weekend and expect similar low temps.

    Looks like I need to sew some IX into my PLUQ!

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    Thanks, Klaussinator.

    Such excellent info on this site.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunny View Post
    Just out of curiosity, how much does the four layer weigh? I am not typically concerned with weight, I am just interested in comparing it to the weight of the cottage industry made underquilts. Also, how bulky is it? Keep in mind this is coming from a girl using a Big Agnes synthetic bag and 3/4 self inflating pad both of which a bit on the bulky side.
    Sunny, I made a 3 layer 3/4 length earlier this week. It's lite. I'm not a gram counter, so I use the bathroom scale. 154.4 plus sleeping bag equals 158.9=4.5 lbs. 154.4+ insultex uq=154.4~<1. Like I said its light. Folded and rolled its about 18"x6". I might try it outside tonight.

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    Thanks for the info! I have been debating using IX in an UQ of some kind and this will help with my plans...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibgary View Post
    Sunny, I made a 3 layer 3/4 length earlier this week. It's lite. I'm not a gram counter, so I use the bathroom scale. 154.4 plus sleeping bag equals 158.9=4.5 lbs. 154.4+ insultex uq=154.4~<1. Like I said its light. Folded and rolled its about 18"x6". I might try it outside tonight.
    Thanks for the info. The weight is comparable to my current bag/pad combo. For the price of the materials I think I can make two 4 layer UQ below the cost of a single cottage made UQ & still be "light" for us non-gram counters. This definitely make it affordable.
    "Mother Gue", I says "the Rocky Mountains is the marrow of the world," and by God, I was right. Keep your nose in the wind and your eye along the skyline.

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    Pics finally

    Sorry for the earlier screw-up - durn phones! Here are the pics from last night's hang.












    As for size & weight - I still haven't weighed the UQ, but I can tell you it packs down pretty well. I can roll it into a 5" x 16" roll or fold it into a 12" square that's about 4" thick.

    -Klauss
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